For your final paper you will compare and contrast the coming-of-age of two different characters. Choosing one text from the first half of the semester (Donald Duk, Eating Chinese Food Naked, or All I Asking for Is My Body) and one text from the second half of the semester (Comfort Woman or Mona in the Promised Land) develop an argument/thesis around the topic of coming-of-age.
Your paper should be 7-8 pages in length, which means you need to have text that extends to page 7 at least half-down the length of the page. Papers that end less than half-way on page 7 will be considered incomplete of the length requirement.
Guidelines for Writing Papers—Please make sure that your paper contains the following:
Introduction and Argument – Tuesday, April 30
Peer Editing Draft – Tuesday, May 7
Final Paper Due: Wednesday, May 15
[NOTE: All papers and drafts are due by 11am, first thing in the morning. Late papers will be graded accordingly.]
Please see me in office hours or by appointment to help you get started on your paper and to make sure that you have a workable thesis for this paper. There will also be sample papers on reserve if you would like to see a model. Good Luck!